News

3
Jan

Arborist Videos – Check it out!

Posted On: Friday January 3rd, 2014

The Arboriculture Videos are up on YouTube.  There you will find 4 different videos.  One that describes the program in general, and then one all about being an Arborist Technician, Climbing Arborist, and Field Arborist. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/user/HortEducationBC

12
Dec

Arborist Technicians – Register at Camosun College

Posted On: Thursday December 12th, 2013

Camosun College is now ready to start accepting registrations for the Arborist Technician apprenticeship program. Visit the Arboriculture Apprenticeship page to find more details on the program and how to register for an ITA number, click here. Contact Annika Ingram for any questions about becoming an apprentice or becoming a sponsor.  Email; [email protected] or Office;... Read more »

27
Nov

Great article by Steve Whysall

Posted On: Wednesday November 27th, 2013

Steve Whysall wrote a great article on his blog.  Scroll to the 3rd story about Arborist Technician Jeff Case. http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2013/11/28/make-a-life-in-the-world-of-gardening/

13
Nov

Educational Sponsored seats available – Level 1 Hort Apprenticeship

Posted On: Wednesday November 13th, 2013

January 20th intake at the Canada Way Education Centre has educational sponsored seats available.  This means that your tuition will be covered by Douglas College Training Group.  You are still required to be industry sponsored by your employer.  To review the steps to register as a Landscape Horticulturist click here. Interested students must attend a... Read more »

14
Oct

How do I become … an arborist

Posted On: Monday October 14th, 2013

A great article was written in ‘The Guardian’, on how an Arborist in London made a career out of his boyhood hobby of tree climbing.  Here is the link; http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/oct/15/how-become-arborist-career

20
Sep

PNW-ISA Climbing Competition

Posted On: Friday September 20th, 2013

HEBC is a Pacific Yew Sponsor for the PNW-ISA Tree Climbing Competition.  Annika will be there all day Saturday, to answer any questions about the Arborist Technician and Climbing Arborist Apprenticeship programs. The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is pleased to host the 2013 Chapter TCC at Green Timbers Urban Forest... Read more »

8
Sep

B.C. a hotbed of gardening

Posted On: Sunday September 8th, 2013

Today’s Vancouver Sun has another great article, here is the link; http://www.vancouversun.com/business/hotbed+gardening/8886714/story.html Download Article 2013-09-09 Vancouver Sun B.C. a hotbed of gardening

6
Sep

Vancouver Sun Articles

Posted On: Friday September 6th, 2013

Two great articles can be found in Saturday, September 7th Vancouver Sun.  Here are the links;   http://www.vancouversun.com/business/growing+business+more+ways+than/8882764/story.html http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Young+gardeners+enthusiastic+about+entering+business/8882772/story.html

30
Jul

Arborist Technician offered at Camosun College

Posted On: Tuesday July 30th, 2013

Camosun College in Victoria, will be offering Level 1 Arborist Technician apprenticeship program starting January 2014. Contact HEBC at 604-430-0422 or [email protected], if you are interested, as Camosun will not be setup to take student registration until September.

9
Jun

Team BC Wins Bronze

Posted On: Sunday June 9th, 2013

The National Skills Competition was a great success.  Team BC had a great time, and received Bronze.  They should be very proud of their accomplishment.  Team Alberta received Gold, and Team Quebec received Silver. Check out the photos of Team BC’s progress by going to our Facebook page. A big Thank You to all the... Read more »

5
Jun

National Skills Competition – in Vancouver!

Posted On: Wednesday June 5th, 2013

The National Skills competition is taking place in Vancouver this year.  The competition takes place on June 6th & 7th.  Come and support team BC in the Landscape competition.  Entry is free at BC Place. This a great opportunity to check out the other trades.  2002 was he last time the National competition was held... Read more »